Half a million displaced war victims in northwest

Half a million displaced war victims in northwest

Most of the people affected by the military operation underway in Idleb are Syrians who had already fled other parts of the country affected by the war.

About half a million people are internally displaced due to clashes that have been going on for two months in northwest Syria, the United Nations announced. “Since December 1, 520,000 people have been displaced (…) with the majority (80%) being women and children”, David Swanson, spokesman for the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office, told France Presse.

Earthquake in Albania killed 13 people and more than 600 are injured

Earthquake in Albania killed 13 people and more than 600 are injured

The 6.4 magnitude quake struck the country on Tuesday 26TH.

According to the first official data provided by the Ministry of Defense, the earthquake caused 9 deaths and 600 injuries. However, the Albanian media reports 13 victims’ dead.

The victims found by rescue workers were in Durres, a coastal town located 40 kilometers from the capital that was the closest to the epicenter of the earthquake, but also in Thumana and Kurbin – two small towns north of Tirana, according to the Defense minister Olta Xhacka.